breaking my own rules
Retail marketing people know what they are doing. I walked into Chapters to buy wrapping paper because it was 30% off. And at the front of the store? These beautiful “reading socks”. I wanted them so bad. There was a crowd of ladies around them talking about how much they all wanted them. THEY WERE ON SALE.
I stood there and stared. I wanted to buy these socks for myself. I have money. I can buy them. However, I have a rule. No buying stuff for yourself before Christmas. So I went into “justify this purchase” mode. I needed to buy them to try them out in case I want to buy them for someone else. What if I ask for them for Christmas, and then they aren’t on sale anymore and someone has to pay full price? I’ve done them a favor.
So basically it came down to willpower. And I think we both know the result.
For the record-totally worth it. Super comfy and cozy and perfect for reading on cold(ish) Victoria winter days/nights.